Lambert Smith Hampton has reshuffled its Northern planning and development team. Adam Mirley has been promoted to director and head of the Manchester team.
Daniel Bolton becomes associate director, promoted from senior surveyor, advising on residential development and land disposals.
Director James Ogborn will now be responsible for managing the wider Northern region's planning services.
LSH has won several large instructions over the past 12 months including advising the Homes & Communities Agency on due diligence relating to its Get Britain Building programme and the disposal of housing sites in Cottam Hall, Preston and the former Lancaster Moor Hospital.
Mirley said: "We are witnessing increasing levels of activity, particularly within the residential sector, as interest and demand returns to the marketplace. Our track record in providing strategic development advice across the North West, particularly for some of the region's most complex projects, provides us with a robust platform to grow this area of the business."